Raffles Education Corporation has grown to be the largest private education provider in Asia-Pacific, operating 31 colleges in 29 cities across 12 countries. One of these 31 colleges is tucked away in the south of Peninsular Malaysia, known as Iskandar, Johor Bahru. Raffles University Iskandar offers qualifications in business, design and social sciences, but not many of us know that the school is set in a secure and fast growing region with high potential in economic, social and cultural development. How high, you ask? We discuss a few reasons why Raffles University Iskandar should be your next destination for your journey in education.
1. A Metropolis To Come
Students may have hardly heard of Iskandar, but the future metropolis covers a land size that is three times the size of its neighbour Singapore. It is also the single largest development project initiated by the Federal and State governments to be undertaken in the region. Meticulous planning has gone into the development of Iskandar, evidenced by the division of the area into five flagship zones. The Flagship Zones were formed based on their roles as developmental focal points, with emphasis on further strengthening existing economic clusters as well as diversifying and developing targeted growth sectors. These exciting plans for Iskandar are certain to turn the metropolis into an ideal place to study and work in.
2. Opportunities Abound
Famous chocolate maker Hershey’s is set to build a manufacturing plant there soon. An upcoming integrated waterfront development called Vantage Bay is the result of a RM10 billion investment by Singaporean billionaire Peter Lim. With Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios newly opened, the stage is set for Iskandar Malaysia to become a regional and international film production hub. We are just barely covering the list of new projects for Iskandar here, but the die has been cast for rapid development over the next decade or so. What does this mean for students like yourself? As far as jobs go, there will not be a lack of it. The rising investments in Iskandar Malaysia have correspondingly generated increased economic activity and hence, demand for workers. More than 20,000 employment opportunities have been created over the past five years in Iskandar Malaysia’s targeted economic sectors. Job opportunities are present in Iskandar as it progresses, whether they are in design, business or social sciences. Employers are bound to look for candidates with qualifications in relevant fields, and Raffles University Iskandar can get you started where that degree is concerned.
3. Have Fun While You Study
All work and no play make Raffles students a dull bunch. Motorsports City and a Six Flags theme park are on the way, but did you know that Asia’s first LEGOLAND theme park in Asia is already up and running in Malaysia? The 76-acre integrated development has over 40 rides and attractions, a 4D theatre, F&B outlets, retail outlets, life stunt shows, indoor Lego interactive play, a “Miniland” featuring miniature replicas of iconic buildings and structures across Asia, among others. There’s even a LEGOLAND Hotel featuring Lego-themed rooms! Feel like shopping? Take a short trip down to Johor Premium Outlets, an affordable luxury shopping destination comprising over 80 designer brand discount outlets.
Interested to learn more about an education with Raffles University Iskandar? Come talk to our friendly education consultants to see how you can get started!